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Ideally 2 more years of work experience Akash.

These schools are difficult for people at all points in time - but you will have a competitive shot in 2 years. (Read that as 40 - 50% shot, and compare this number to their actual selectivity).

Hope this helps,
Karthik

akashsriv1993 wrote:
Thanks Karthik!

Do you think these schools will be in my achievable zone next year or will they be a stretch for me?

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Hi August Academy,

I'm currently preparing for my GMAT and would be preparing my MBA applications for Fall 2018.

As far as work ex is concerned, I've worked with PwC as an Article Trainee for two years in their Assurance department and with Standard Chartered bank for a year as a Financial Analyst.

Right now, i have two job offers available, the first of which is a role in LatAm Financial Reporting in HSBC, and the other being that of an Investment Research Analyst in a small hedge fund.

The job profile in the hedge fund seems to be far better than the one at HSBC and seems to offer more room to grow, but a few people have warned me against it stating that the "big name" of HSBC is far more valuable as far as Admission Committees are concerned.

I would really like some help in figuring out which of these roles would help my application more.

Thanks,
Vibhav.
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Hi Vibhav,

Assuming the hedge fund is at minimum scale - say tens of million dollars under management (or has tangible growth plans to get there and beyond) - take that. The quality of the work you get to do, and the amount of growth you are able to show will be far more valuable than HSBC's brand.

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Hi August Academy,

I'm currently preparing for my GMAT and would be preparing my MBA applications for Fall 2018.

As far as work ex is concerned, I've worked with PwC as an Article Trainee for two years in their Assurance department and with Standard Chartered bank for a year as a Financial Analyst.

Right now, i have two job offers available, the first of which is a role in LatAm Financial Reporting in HSBC, and the other being that of an Investment Research Analyst in a small hedge fund.

The job profile in the hedge fund seems to be far better than the one at HSBC and seems to offer more room to grow, but a few people have warned me against it stating that the "big name" of HSBC is far more valuable as far as Admission Committees are concerned.

I would really like some help in figuring out which of these roles would help my application more.

Thanks,
Vibhav.

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Hello

I am looking forward to apply in international MBA programs for fall 2017 session. Could you please give me insight which programs I should choose for a career in management consulting post MBA.
My Profile:
Nationality/Gender/Age - Indian/M/27
GMAT- 720 (50,38)
Academic qualification - BTech, IIT Roorkee
CGPA - 8.43/10
10th- 88%
12th- 88%

Work experience:
A total of 6.5 years experience in manufacturing an engineering sector.
Currently working as Senior Engineer in engineering department of the one of India's largest manufacturing company. This is a public sector company as well.
~6.5 years experience in thermal power plants set up, plants operations, manufacturing of various components and selection of their materials.
- Consultant to Design group for material selection
- Responsible for quality control of incoming material.
- Vendor development and material inspection.
- Review various metallurgical processes like steel making, forging, casting, weld repair, heat treatment.
- Part of material management team.
~ Done number of projects as a leader as well as member to enhance productivity or to save money for the company.
~Done a course on project management

International Exposure:
Did internship in Germany for 3 month during BTech
Worked with people from diverse nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.

Extra –Curricular activities/Achievements:
Published a research paper in an International journal of high impact factor
Won various awards in paper presentation contest during BTech
Received DAAD scholarship to pursue internship in Germany
Organized various events during college festivals.

Post MBA plans:
Work in management/strategy consulting


Kindly evaluate my profile and let me know which schools Should I target. I have shortlisted some colleges like Emory, Hass, Darden, Anderson, Tuck. Pls tell me what are the chances in these colleges and some practical colleges as well. I will also be applying for indian clgs like ISB and IIMs.



Look forward to hearing back
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Panbhl
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Hi Panbhi,

We seem to have missed this post.

You have an interesting profile, but based on what you've mentioned the inside stories in your profile are not coming out clearly. The average Indian applicant will find it difficult to get into some of the schools that you mention. Having said that you might have some leadership experiences in your backstory that will make it possible for you.

If you wish, please reach out to us for a consultation, and we can chat further.

Regards,
Karthik

panbhl wrote:
Hello

I am looking forward to apply in international MBA programs for fall 2017 session. Could you please give me insight which programs I should choose for a career in management consulting post MBA.
My Profile:
Nationality/Gender/Age - Indian/M/27
GMAT- 720 (50,38)
Academic qualification - BTech, IIT Roorkee
CGPA - 8.43/10
10th- 88%
12th- 88%

Work experience:
A total of 6.5 years experience in manufacturing an engineering sector.
Currently working as Senior Engineer in engineering department of the one of India's largest manufacturing company. This is a public sector company as well.
~6.5 years experience in thermal power plants set up, plants operations, manufacturing of various components and selection of their materials.
- Consultant to Design group for material selection
- Responsible for quality control of incoming material.
- Vendor development and material inspection.
- Review various metallurgical processes like steel making, forging, casting, weld repair, heat treatment.
- Part of material management team.
~ Done number of projects as a leader as well as member to enhance productivity or to save money for the company.
~Done a course on project management

International Exposure:
Did internship in Germany for 3 month during BTech
Worked with people from diverse nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.

Extra –Curricular activities/Achievements:
Published a research paper in an International journal of high impact factor
Won various awards in paper presentation contest during BTech
Received DAAD scholarship to pursue internship in Germany
Organized various events during college festivals.

Post MBA plans:
Work in management/strategy consulting


Kindly evaluate my profile and let me know which schools Should I target. I have shortlisted some colleges like Emory, Hass, Darden, Anderson, Tuck. Pls tell me what are the chances in these colleges and some practical colleges as well. I will also be applying for indian clgs like ISB and IIMs.



Look forward to hearing back
Thanks
Panbhl

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Hello Kartik -
I gave my GMAT a couple of days ago and got a score of 720(Q50/V38). I need advice on the schools that I can apply to with my score and have a realistic chance of admission being an Indian applicant. Below is a brief on my profile:

Graduation: Mechanical Engineering(Passed out in 2013) - GPA: 3.5(according to WES)
Work Experience: 39 months in sales and marketing at ExxonMobil Corporation and currently working as an operations manager at NEED(Network for Economic and Entrepreneurship Development ; It's a non-profit organization based out of Lucknow, India)
Extra-Curriculars: school and college Football team, Squash and Swimming school teams ; Acted in and directed Choreos during college ; Part of organizing committee of a number of college fests and led the marketing team during a couple of fests.
Volunteer work: Part of a number of volunteer activities during college and work at EM(house building, teaching, roadshows etc).

Interest: Marketing and Strategy

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Location: India
Concentration: Operations, General Management
Schools: Krannert '19 (A)
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.4
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Hi August Academy

Could you please help me in evaluating my profile?

Indian male
GMAT Score 700 Q49V35 IR5, AWA 5

X th : 92.4% out of 100%
XIIth : 94.6% out of 100%
Undergraduated ( NIT Hamirpur) : 8.51 out of 10 on CGPA scale.

Work Experience : 3 years+ in sales & marketing analytics
1. Business Associate in Sales and Marketing firm
2. Leading a team of 4 and in dialogue with clients on a regular basis.

Not impressive extra-curriculars

Target Schools : Kelley, Purdue, Tepper, Kenan-Flagler, Johnson, UCLA Anderson and other 10-20 ranked schools.
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I have applied to Kelley and Purdue in R1 but I am not sure of if I'll get the interview call. I am now comptemplating of waiting for one more year to improve on my GMAT score and profile in terms of work-experience, and extra-curricular activities.

Is it worth waiting for one more year to try for my target schools or settling for a lower ranked school (if I get selected this time) would be just fine given that my primary focus is job opportunities after MBA??

Best
Naval
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Hi Naval and Rohan,

We seem to have missed out on answering your questions - apologies. Busy with R2 applications.

I am assuming you guys have found answers to your questions - else let me know and we can set up a time to chat.

Regards,
Karthik
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